The Letters Of Junius; In Two Volumes

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... own Justification; but where will he find credulity to believe him? In what school this gentleman learned his ethics I know not. His logic seems to have heeu studied under Mr. Dyson. That miserable pamphleteer, by dividing the only precedent in point, and taking as much of it as suited his purpose, had reduced his argument upon the Middlesex election to something like the shape of a syllogism. Mr. Home has conducted himself with the same ingenuity and candour. I had affirmed, that Mr. Wilkes would preserve the public favour, " as long as he stood forth " against a Ministry and Parliament, who were " doing every thing they could to enslave the " country, and as long as he was a thorn in the " King's side." Yet, from the exulting triumph of Mr. Home's reply, one would think that I had rested my expectation, that Mr. Wilkes would be supported by the public upon the single condition of his mortifying the King. This may be logic at Cambridge, or at the treasury; but, among men of sense and honour, it is folly or viilany in the extreme. I see the pitiful advantage he has taken of a single unguarded expression, in a letter not intended for the public. Yet it is only the expression that is unguarded. I adhere to the true meaning of, that member of the sentence, taken separately as he takes it; and now, upon the coolest deliberation, re-assert, that, for the purposes I referred to, it may be highly meritorious to the public, to wound the personal feelings of the Sovereign. It is not a general proposition, nor is it generally applied to the Chief Magistrate of this, or any other constitution. Mr. Home knows, as well as I do, that the best of Princes is not displeased with the abuse which he sees thrown upon his ostensible Ministers. It makes them,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... own Justification; but where will he find credulity to believe him? In what school this gentleman learned his ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956610

ISBN - 13:9780217956611

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